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Anne Morris (Archer)

Birthplace: Bristore, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Death: 1701 (62-63)
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Petersburg, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Archer, Sr.; George Archer; Mary Royall and Mary Sarah Elizabeth Archer
Wife of William Walthall, "the Immigrant" and Reverend Richard Morris, of Isle of Wight Co.
Mother of William Walthall; Richard Walthall, Sr.; Henry Walthall and Elizabeth Ligon
Sister of Elizabeth Branch; George Archer, Jr; John Archer; Margaret Margery Ann Bullington; Judith Archer and 3 others
Half sister of Susannah Ellis; Henry Royall; Joseph Royall, III and William Royall

Managed by: James Michael McCullough, Jr.
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About Anne Morris


A few sources report this Anne/Ann as daughter of George Archer, Sr. by Mary Royall, but she appears to have been born in their generation.

Anne was the daughter of (by popular belief) George Archer born about 1635.

"About 1656 William Walthall married Anne, who by popular belief was the daughter of George Archer. She married secondly the Reverend Richard Morris and moved to Isle of Wight Co, Virginia."


Marriage 1 William Walthall b: ABT 1614 in London, London, England, United Kingdom•Married: 1656 Children1.Has No Children William Walthall b: ABT 1657 in Henrico, Virginia, United States 2.Has Children Richard Walthall b: ABT 1660 in Henrico, Virginia, United States 3.Has Children Henry Walthall b: 11 DEC 1662 in Henrico, Virginia, United States 4.Has No Children Elizabeth Walthall b: ABT 1669 in Henrico, Virginia, United States


  1. 8a. William, b. 1657, according to deposition dated 1 Jul 1692, in which he stated his age as 35. It is apparent that he died unmarried and his will on 22 Aug 1715 (recorded 3 Oct 1715), bequeathed part of his land to each of the four sons of his brother Richard and the remaining land and balance of the estate to his brother Henry, whom he appointed as his executor.
  2. 8b. Richard
  3. 8c. Henry
  4. 8d. Elizabeth, b. about 1669: m. 1 Oct 1689, Hugh Ligon, Son of COL Thomas and Mary Harris Ligon of Henrico County.

Marriage 2 Richard Morris b: 1625 in Henrico, Virginia, United States•Married: 1650 in Henrico, Virginia, United States[1]


Mr Field and Mr Kennon met at Mrs. Morris' home on 13 Sep 1690, and examined John Steward, SR, Dorothy Steward, his wife, and John Baugh. Their testimony showed that "at the time of his death Mr William Walthall did leave his widow in a poor and indigent condition, without and servant etc." and "that what Hugh Ligon hath already received is much more value than his wive's part of her fathers estate". Presented to Ye Court October 1, 1690. Not withstanding his indigent condition, William Walthall appears to have held onto his land as indicated in the patents of 1672 and the wills of his three sons.

No will has been found [for William Walthall] but the existence of one is evidenced by the following:

"We, William Walthall, Richard Walthall, Henry Walthall, sons of William Walthall, deceased, and of full age and Hugh Ligon, in right of Elizabaeth, his wife, daughter of ye said deceased, do hereby acknowledge to have received of our mother, Anne Morris, widow, relicts and executrix of ye said deceased, all and every of our full share and portion, due and according to us out of said decedant's estate. Witness our hands this 23rd Jan 1689/90." (Signed) William Walthall, Richard Walthall, Henry Walthall, Hugh Ligon. Hugh Ligon acknowledged in open court 1 Oct 1690, that he felt he was not getting his fair share and objected to the arrangement proposed by Mrs. Morris on 20 Aug 1690, whereupon the Court appointed Mr Peter Field and Mr Richard Kennon to "sometime between this and the next court, meet at ye house of Mrs Anne Morris and by examination of ye acienest of the neighborhood, consider of and as near as may be compute ye value of ye said estate and proportion due each orphan, etc."


Date of birth might be 1629 or 1638. It has also been (erroneously?) reported to be circa 1612.


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Anne Morris's Timeline

Bristore, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Colonial Heights, Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States
Age 63
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Age 63
Petersburg, VA, United States